On Sunday, a Pentecostal church in Onitsha, Anambra State named the Grace of God Mission International, conducted a prayer rally across the city.
According to reports, the prayer rally, headed by the church’s General Superintendent and Presiding Bishop, Dr Paul Nwachukwu, was done to condemn the society’s plague of ritual killings, cultism, and drug usage.
As you may know that in Nigeria today, there has been high increase in the number of ritual killings tied to the pursuit of money.
Majority of the ritual killing involve youngsters, with young females being the victim.
Due to how ritual killing seems to be increasing every day, the Grace of God Mission decided organize a prayer rally to make a protest.
The demonstration went along key streets in the commercial center, halting at popular intersections for prayers and a sprinkling of anointed oil.
Nwachukwu, who led the rally, said:
“We are doing this to pray against the spate of ritual killings in the society today, the high level of involvement in cultism by our young people and the rate at which they consume hard drugs.
“Today is a very big and great day. Grace of God youths held a rally all over the streets of Onitsha, declaring and making it loud and clear that ‘yahoo plus’, ‘mkpulummili’ (hard drugs) and every kind of cultism shall end in Onitsha.
“We prayed against the spirit of wickedness and lawlessness, praying that the youths will start to live a life that will bring glory to Christ. Honour their parents and be a blessing to the society.”
The prayer rally, which began from 3 pm to 6 pm, moved from Upper Iweka Road, Owerri-Onitsha Expressway, Enugu-Onitsha Expressway and other prominent streets in the city.
Speaking to journalists, some members of the church revealed that the aim of the rally was to deliver Onitsha youths from ritual killings, hard drugs and cultism.
They expressed the belief that Onitsha will not remain the same after the rally, as God will bring deliverance on the city and the youths.
Sopulu Uba, a member of the church, and a student of Nwafor Orizu College of Education, Nsugbe, who participated in the march said:
“I wish other churches will come out and do the same thing that our church is doing today. This will help to sensitize the people.”